ISBN-10:
0415147425
ISBN-13:
9780415147422
Pub. Date:
10/28/1999
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Gender and Power in Britain, 1640-1990

Gender and Power in Britain, 1640-1990

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Gender and Power in Britain 1640-1990 is a new history of Britain from the early modern period to the present focusing on gender and power in political, social, cultural and economic life. Using a chronological framework, the book examines a range of topics including: the roles, responsibilities and identities of men and women as they were shaped by historical developments; the distribution of power within various gender systems; the ways that women upheld or challenged the laws, customs, beliefs and practices that constituted their various worlds; class, racial and ethnic considerations; and the role of empire in the development of British institutions and identities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415147422
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/28/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures

Acknowledgments

PART I. THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY: GENDER AND THE CRISES OF AUTHORITY

1. Challenging authority at mid-century

2. Restoring authority, 1660-1715

PART II. THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY: ENGENDERING VIRTUE--POLITICS AND MORALITY IN THE AGE OF COMMERCIAL CAPITALISM

3. Challenges to virtue: The economic revolutions, 1690-1780

4. Manly dominions: war and empire, 1689-1793

5. Feminine encroachments: women, culture, and politics, 1740-89

6. Domesticating revolution, 1789-1815

PART III. THE NINETEENTH CENTURY: "THE ANGEL IN THE HOUSE" AND HER CRITICS--VIRTUE AND POLITICS IN THE AGE OF BOURGEOIS LIBERALISM

7. The virtues of liberalism: consolidating the domestic ideal, 1815-48

8. "The Sex": women, work, and politics, 1825-80

9. Imperial manliness, colonial effeminacy: the gender of empire, 1823-73

10. Liberalism besieged, masculinity under fire, 1873-1911

PART IV. THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: CRISES OF CONFLICT, CRISES OF GENDER

11. Crises of masculinity: sex and war, 1908-18

12. Searching for peace: The reconstruction of gender, 1919-39

13. War, welfare, and postwar "consensus," 1939-63

14. The end of consensus: "permissiveness" and Mrs. Thatcher's reaction, 1963-90

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